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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 23, 2010 12:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: THE Ark Show?

Boston did have a theater called the Psychedelic Supermarket, which was converted from a parking garage, and was not very popular.
As one reviewer said, "During the day it was a garage parking lot; at night the bottom floor was the club. It's hard to believe now that it even existed. There was nothing psychedelic about it, unless you hallucinated from inhaling oil and gas fumes."

The Boston Tea Party was the most successful dance hall in town from '67-70. The Ark was a very short-lived competitor that flopped in '69, and the Tea Party moved into their space.

More info here:
http://www.punkblowfish.com/BostonTeaParty.html
http://www.punkblowfish.com/BostonClubsSixties.html
http://www.punkblowfish.com/BosstownSound.html

The Dead played the Psychedelic Supermarket in December '67 - but what's really tantalizing is their three-night run at the Tea Party in October '69 - of which we have not a trace. Considering what the April and December '69 runs were like, it must have been pretty good...

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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 23, 2010 2:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: THE Ark Show?

Thanks for clearing that up. As for "but what's really tantalizing is their three-night run at the Tea Party in October '69 - of which we have not a trace. Considering what the April and December '69 runs were like, it must have been pretty good..."

I bet...sure would love to hear that. Only in dreams.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 23, 2010 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: THE Ark Show?

Only on Bear's tapes, that is. There is a chance...
People don't often realize, but over 30 shows from 1969 are missing from circulation. Yet Latvala & Lemieux have both said that most of the year is still in the Vault.

It is strange, though, that we have not a single SBD from late Sep/early Oct '69...